The GOAT in the boat claimed three world championship titles last year.
The veteran defeated Australian Olympic champion Jessica Fox at Paris.
The waka is not being sailed or maintained and it's breaking the heart of the master carver.
Dame Lisa has eased to her third gold medal to complete a successful week in Druisberg.
"It's been a really good regatta, so far."
The world title is New Zealand's first in the event - men's or women's.
The success was Dame Lisa Carrington's second gold at the Hungary regatta.
Dame Lisa pipped her teammate by less than a second to top the podium at the Canoe Sprint World Cup.
The two will square off in the final overnight Saturday.
Dame Lisa Carrington and Aimee Fisher advanced overnight in Hungary.
New Zealand's most successful Olympian secured her spot in the K1 500 with her second straight win.
The five-time Olympic champion crossed ahead of former world champion Aimee Fisher in the first heat of the K1 500m.
Six months after contracting the virus, Olympic silver medallist Luuka Jones says she's still only at 60 percent fitness.
Dame Lisa shaved three seconds off her gold-medal winning time from Tokyo.
The duo's battle to seal New Zealand's K1 500 spot went down to the wire.
Dame Lisa beat out her rival in another tight tussle at Lake Karapiro.
The two canoe sprinters are locked at 1-1 before Thursday's finale.
Dame Lisa will now race Fisher a third time to decide who represents New Zealand in Canada in August.
The five-time gold medallist was edged by 0.8s in the first of three races at Lake Karapiro.
"This is my work and, at the end of the day, I still want to keep turning up for that."